I was assaulted in Tel Aviv for 'looking Arab.' My privilege - being a Jew of Mizrahi origin - spared me, but won’t protect millions of Israel’s Arab citizens, serially delegitimized by legislation, three of whom were viciously attacked last weekend
Noam Shuster Eliassi
Noam Shuster Eliassi is a peace activist, public speaker and comedian and has managed a range of peace-building initiatives. She is a Brandeis University graduate and was awarded the Davis Peace Prize for developing peacebuilding programs for HIV positive youth in Kigali, Rwanda.
It’s comfortable for white, secular, economically comfortable American Jewish leftists to only talk to white, secular, economically comfortable Israeli Jewish leftists. But it won’t bring peace one minute sooner
Birthright's 'total, complete shutdown of meet-ups with Israeli Arabs till it figures what's going on' at least exposes the organization's political agenda to sunlight. But it's left Israeli peace-builders like me furious
When Israel attacks Arabic, its violence is felt by Mizrahi Jews as well as Palestinians. Without Arabic, we're lost here.